MSH activity in pituitaries of rats treated with hypothalamic extracts

Abba J. Kastin, Andrew V. Schally

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Melanocyte-stimulating hormone (MSH) activity of pituitaries from rats receiving hypothalamic extracts was increased as compared with controls. The hypothalamic extracts also lightened frogs previously darkened by removal of the hypothalamic region. These results further support the concept of the existence of a hypothalamic factor which inhibits the release of MSH from the pituitary.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)452-456
Number of pages5
JournalGeneral and Comparative Endocrinology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1966
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Endocrinology


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